In a wide-ranging interview with David Stewart, author of George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, learn how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the US. Washington’s rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. Learn of Washington’s life through his presidency. Stewart discusses the leadership lessons Washington used during the early years of the republic as he fought to unify the nation.

After many years as a trial and appellate lawyer, David Stewart became a bestselling writer of history and historical fiction. The Wall Street Journal called his George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, “an outstanding biography,” with writing that “is clear, often superlative.” He has won the Washington Writing Award for best book, the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati, and the Prescott Award of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.